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    The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1956). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Italian 2 - Fogli (39" X 55"). Saul Bass Artwork.
    Heritage is pleased to present this Italian 2 - fogli for the first time. Saul Bass's brilliant design set a new standard for movie posters during the 1950s. He was the first person to realize that the title sequences in films could be an art form unto themselves and could also contribute to the story. After designing the title sequences, his work was sometimes used to design the poster as well. In this case, Bass's design depicts the stylistic and broken arm of a heroin junkie. This was a taboo topic during the 1950s that caused quite a sensation when the film was released and earned both an Oscar as well as a BAFTA nomination for Frank Sinatra. Indications of use include some fold wear and separation, small tears and chips, pinholes, and unobtrusive stains, including a tape stains. Also apparent are paper remnants, toning, and tax stamps with ink stamps in the upper left background. There are strips of masking tape on the verso along some of the folds.


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    March, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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